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Pesto-Chicken Italiano

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4 servings

This chicken and pasta dish has epic garlic-pesto flavor. It's amazing—especially when you consider that it takes less than 30 minutes to make!

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  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken and garlic; cook and stir 4 to 5 min. or until chicken is evenly browned. Add peppers; cook 3 to 4 min. or until chicken is done, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in pasta sauce and juice from 1 lemon half; top with cheese. Cover; cook on low heat 2 to 3 min. or until cheese is melted. Spoon over pasta.
  • Serve with remaining lemon half, cut into wedges.
* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.

Special Extra

Serve over hot cooked orzo.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a mixed green salad and your favorite fruit.


  • 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 430
Total fat 18g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 480mg
Carbohydrate 30g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Protein 37g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 30 %DV
Vitamin C 60 %DV
Calcium 25 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Rosiecheex |

    This was a big hit in our house, even my kids liked it too. I added more pesto to the pasta before serving just like the other reviews said to do. I didn't have any red peppers so I used yellow squash instead, I would make it that way again. Loved it.

  • erineschlueter |

    My family loved this! I was trying to find a recipe that used pesto....this is a great recipe and will make again!

  • AbigailElizabeth |

    LOVED it!!! Seasoned the chicken with montreal & Italian seasoning...left the rest as is! Light & healthy -- will definitely make again!!